Student Loans with IU's Financial Wellness and Education Office

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Date
2021-01-25
Main contributors
Schuman, Phil; Smith, Kenny; Miles, Emily
Summary
Nationally, student loan debt reached $1.6 trillion last year. That works out to somewhere between $200 and $300 for alumni paying off their personal student loans, but the economic downturn has a lot of people in a pinch. The U.S. Department of Education says about 20 percent of borrowers are in default, and a recent Pew study found most were concerned about how they'd make their next payment.
To counter the national problem, the Biden administration extended the student loan grace period until September 2021. We talked with Phil Schuman, who is the executive director of Financial Wellness and Education at Indiana University -- Bloomington, to see what this means for alumni, students and potential borrowers.
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Publisher
The Media School at Indiana University
Genre
Interview
Subjects
Current events; Student loans
Locations
Bloomington; Indiana
Collection
On Topic with IU Podcast
Unit
The Media School
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Other Identifier
Other: MSA.OTIU.00041

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